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sotheby's (BID) Details

Sotheby’s, one of the oldest auction houses in the world, is an auctioneer of various properties including fine art, antiques, decorative art, jewelry, and collectibles. The New York company’s finance subsidiary offers certain collectors and dealers financing, primarily secured by works of art. It is also involved in licensing activities. Sotheby’s dealer segment sells works of art directly to private collectors and museums and acts as a broker in private purchases and sales of art. Sotheby’s, founded in 1744, operates principally in the U.S, Britain, and China.

1,577 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/14
Founded in 1744

sotheby's (BID) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President,...
Total Annual Compensation: $700.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $466.2K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $550.0K
Chief Executive Officer of Asia
Total Annual Compensation: $644.7K
Executive Vice President of Global Auction Tr...
Total Annual Compensation: $535.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

sotheby's (BID) Key Developments

Sotheby's to Sell Collectibles on eBay

Sotheby's entered into a partnership with eBay Inc. to sell artworks online. The companies are building a platform for collectors and first-time buyers to browse and purchase collectibles including art, jewelry and fine wine, according to a statement Monday. eBay and Sotheby's will start by offering a number of live auctions taking place at New York-based Sotheby's, and will offer 18 collecting categories. Sotheby's and eBay are seeking to tap a growing number of customers who are buying art online, with such sales projected to reach $13 billion by 2020, the companies said. Online bidders accounted for 17% of the total lots offered in 2013 by Sotheby's, which in April sold John James Audubon's The Birds of America for an online record price of $3.5 million. Billionaire hedge-fund manager Loeb in May joined the board of Sotheby's following a proxy fight. Loeb's Third Point LLC is Sotheby's large shareholder and for months pushed the auction house to improve what it calls a "deteriorating" competitive position through better use of technology for online sales.

eBay Enters into Partnership with Sotheby's

eBay and Sotheby's announced a partnership. Together, they are developing an online platform that will make it easier for millions of people worldwide to discover, browse and acquire exceptional works of art, antiques and collectibles. Both companies contribute strong capabilities to the partnership. Sotheby's brings renowned expertise, artwork and collectibles, and historic auction experience while eBay's technology platform, integrated payment solutions and unrivalled skill in attracting online collectors enable a global audience of 145 million active buyers to enjoy frictionless shopping. eBay and Sotheby's will start by offering a number of live auctions that are taking place at Sotheby's headquarters in New York. To accomplish this, eBay in the near future will be launching a newly-designed experience on its site, tailored for collectors of rare, unique and premium art and collectibles as well as first-time buyers. Sotheby's will be the preeminent anchor tenant in the revamped marketplace, which will include a new live auction feature and real-time bidding from anywhere around the world. The Sotheby's auctions will present 18 collecting categories. Going forward, the partnership will explore themed and time-based sales, as well as live auctions from Sotheby's other global salesrooms. Evening Sales will not be included.

Allen Questrom Resigns from Board of Directors of Sotheby's

On June 18, 2014, Sotheby's received notice from Allen Questrom of his decision to resign from the company's board of directors. Prior to his resignation, Mr. Questrom had served on the company's Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.


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